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NJ Turnpike Truck Lanes Closed Following Fiery Crash In East Brunswick

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A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)


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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (CBSNewYork) – A fiery crash has closed the northbound truck lanes on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick.

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New Jersey state police say around 1:30 p.m. Monday, a tractor-trailer collided with a dump truck in the northbound outer lanes just before Interchange 9.

Police say the tractor-trailer jack-knifed and burst into flames. One person was killed.

The two outer lanes remain closed but the inner roadway lanes are open. Drivers however, should expect heavy delays.

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